"A Heady Tale" as written by and John Lawler....
Pull me up a chair
And keep your money
There's no guarantees
Won't you please forgive me?
But you know cold-blooded women make me sneeze
And I'll kick you out the door
If for just one minute you lie
They'll come crashing through the wall
And leave you crawling 'til the minute you die

Won't you sell a drink or three
And maybe we'll think clearer for a while
You may be an embarassment
But I love the way your clothes are never in style
If this much is too easy
I'm dying to be some kind of whore
Well you swear that you're original, I know
But I know I've seen those jealous eyes before

So steal a watch right off my wrist
Oh and shake me by the hand
We could disappear for days
And they wouldn't understand
Gypsy blood will get you far
And we will not miss you when you go

Tear another whole in my brown shoes
And we can all sleep for a while
Well I told you once before
I love your braces and your hesitant smile
Please don't get me wrong
It's only right that you can stamp on my heart
Well I see you and your friends someplace
You know I just can't tell you apart

And though they'll hunt you like a dog
But they won't take you alive
Cause your made big piles of money
Stacked up twenty storeys high
Well the boys in every bar
They will not miss you when you go

So steal the watch right off my wrist
Oh and shake me by the hand
We could disappear for days
And they wouldn't understand
Gypsy blood will get you far
Though it's far away from me
Look me up when you get home

Well they'll hunt you like a dog
But they won't take you alive
Cause you made big piles of money
Twenty storeys high
The boys in every bar
Well they'll miss you when you're gone
You can tell a Heady Tale
Will you both please scream along?
Lala
Lala
Lala...


Lyrics submitted by simon_quine, edited by Elendor, lashcurler

"A Heady Tale" as written by John Lawler

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    General CommentNo comments yet? wow.....well, this is a great song, one of my faves from HWS. It's all about the price of fame & fortune & how it f*cks you up. Here today, gone tomorrow, as they say........
    terri kayeon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNice fucking sound! and the beat too!
    bear_hug20on October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI dunno bout the second last line, I'm hearing "you can tell a heady tale and we'll both keep screaming on"

    Anyway, amazing tune.
    Jukeseyon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove the cold-blooded women make me sneeze -line! Great song!
    aaltouunion November 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of that gypsy blood movie every time. I know its about a girl and her singing career or something but I can't stop thinking about machete fights
    sb1998on October 02, 2013   Link
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    General CommentSo many Fratellis lyrics on this site are incorrect and I've submitted corrections months ago. Nothing. Blehhh
    lashcurleron June 12, 2016   Link

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